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Hong Kong - Democratic Impasse?

Dr. Chin Wan | Stephan Ortmann

25-Jun-15 08:35

Hong Kong - Democratic Impasse?

Last Thursday, the widely criticized electoral reform package China had intended to introduce to Hong Kong was vetoed out by the city-state’s legislative council, stunting Beijing’s plans to grant what Hong Kong’s citizens deem "half a democracy" - a right to vote, but for candidates selected by a broadly represented pro-establishment nomination committee. Can Hong Kong win this battle for democracy? How will this bustling city-state achieve its objectives? We explore.

This is a report by Wong Yu Han

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Tags:  hong kongumbrella revolutionoccupy centralbeijingchinaelectoral reformchief executive elections 2017cy leungjoshua wonglegislative councilveto

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